Sleeping bags

Gastramp

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My thoughts too. But I’m not averse to a hot water bottle


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Reno

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Yeah we get rain all year round in the uk and if you camp regularly your bag will get wet or damp. Down bags don’t work well when wet so I was thinking of either a goretex protected down bag or a synthetic bag that will still work well when damp. Weight isn’t an issue now so I can afford to choose bags that I wouldn’t have chosen when back packing a few years ago


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After doing some more research and looking to re-DWR my ridding jacket I came across an interesting article I thought I would pass on to you
Hope it helps, as I worked in the outside industry for years and the go to has always been down bags
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Zagato

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Thanks for letting me know about Snugpak, especially the 'Special Forces Complete System' (two bags in one that attach together when required, goes down to -15 comfort level -20 if needed!). Pricey at £300 so held off, then OutdoorGB.com said they were selling them for £250. I bought one and now they say they are not available but call them if you want one. VERY good price for what you get, centre zip, non jamming zip, boot cover at bottom, baffles, decent width, IMG_3800.JPGextra padding around neck etc, etc. Worth looking at their reviews. VERY PLEASED. Thanks forum...
 

Jdubco

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moved over and used a couple times a nemo bag the spoon shape they use is really nice for someone that flops around as much as myself compared to my kelty mummy bag

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Bigguy136

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I went with Big Agnes Deer Park. The underside has no down but has a pocket for an insulated sleeping pad. Works perfect as you flatten any insulation under yourself so why have it in the sleeping bag? The insulated sleeping pad (Exped Downmat XP 9) was a game changer for me.
 

Zagato

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I suppose most of us turn over quite a bit during the night, sleep on our backs and sides. Most bags need a snug fit to be effective, but when you turn, the bag turns with you. If the bag is big, as The name of your bag implies you can maybe turn within it ;)
 
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Bigguy136

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I suppose most of us turn over quite a bit during the night, sleep on our backs and sides. Most bags need a snug fit to be effective, but when you turn, the bag turns with you. If the bag is big, as The name of your bag implies you can maybe turn within it ;)
Yes, the Big Agnas has a lot of room. With bag and sleeping pad connected, rolling around is like sleeping in bed at home. You roll back and forth but the bag never moves. I'm 6'3" 240 lbs and wide in the shoulders. I comfortably roll from side to side without any restrictions. Bag has another 12"+ of extra width. Very roomy but packs small being there is no down in the underside. I highly recommend.
 

MattR

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So far, my research has determined 2 important factors.
1. Goose down is better than duck down
2. Responsibly sourced means the birds are not plucked whilst alive
The Rab Neutrino Pro is scoring well on my list so far and they do a XL size too.
I mainly sleep on my side so bags that have a sleeping pad pocket on the bottom are of little value to me. But the search goes on..


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MattR

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Went for the Rab in the end. It’s not goose down but it is water repellent. Very comfortable and zero feathers coming through so far!


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